Short-Term Rentals

Short-term rental is not defined in the Town of Plympton-Wyoming's Zoning By-law 93 of 2007, but in general terms can be defined as: 
'All or part of a legally established Dwelling that operates or offers a place of temporary residence, lodging or occupancy by way of a rental agreement or similar commercial transaction for a period of less than thirty (30) consecutive nights throughout all or any part of a calendar year.'

 

Short-term rentals (ie. Airbnb's or VRBO's) are currently not regulated or restricted within the Town of Plympton-Wyoming.  The Town will be reviewing policies in the future to see if current regulations should remain, or if restrictions should be placed on short-term rentals. Please refer or subscribe to this webpage for additional information as it becomes available. 

 

Despite not regulating short-term rentals, there is general etiquette that all properties are expected to adhere to in Plympton-Wyoming. This includes:

 Parking

Parked vehicles are not permitted in front of driveways, where they block traffic, or on boulevards where no parking signs are present.
  • During business hours, contact Town Staff to submit a parking complaint. The Town can enforce parking infractions through the Traffic and Parking By-law. 
  • If the complaint is after hours or on a weekend/holiday, contact By-law Enforcement
  • If parked vehicles have created a safety concern by blocking traffic, please contact our local Police Detachment at 519-882-1011. Please be mindful that the police may be busy, and may not be able to respond to the call right away.

 Property Tidiness

All properties are expected to be maintained to a reasonable standard. Complaints regarding a properties appearance, such as long grass or clutter, can be made to By-law Enforcement. The Town can enforce the tidiness of a property through the Tidy Yards By-law.

 Mischief / Excessive Noise / Loss of Enjoyment of Property

If a neighbouring property being operated as a short-term rental is causing mischief, making excessive noise or is cause one a loss of enjoyment of their property, contact our local Police Detachment at 519-882-1011. Please be mindful that the police may be busy, and may not be able to respond to the call right away. The Town does not have a noise By-law, therefore the Town cannot intervene/enforce any matters relating to noise. 

Fear for Safety / Harassment / Fire or Other Emergency Situations

If a neighbouring property being operated as a short-term rental is causing someone a fear for their safety, causing harassment, or is creating an emergency situation, seek safety and contact the emergency dispatch by calling 9-1-1.

 

If issues continue to occur with a neighbouring property operating as a short-term rental, complaints should be put into writing and can be dropped off at the Town, mailed to the Town, or emailed to the Town. In some instances, Staff can monitor the short-term rental and intervene when there are infractions to a By-law. 

 

Companies such as Airbnb and VRBO offer support to the neighbouring properties of short-term rentals. Reaching out to these companies directly may be helpful in providing additional assistance: